Department of History

Tenskwatawa and Willam Henry Harrison

Associate Professor James Seelye, Ph.D., shares how the eclipse of 1806 had an important impact in the history of the newly established state of Ohio. 

Kent State Today
Kenneth Bindas on WRHS carousel.

Attending a meeting at the Western Reserve Historical Society comes with extra fun. 

Pictured on the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel at Western Reserve Historical Society are (from left to right) Kevin Adams, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of Kent State University’s Department of History; Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Ph.D., dean of Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences; and Kelly Falcone-Hall, president and CEO of Western Reserve Historical Society.

Western Reserve Historical Society and Kent State have announced a cooperation agreement enabling unique access and real-world experiences for students and faculty in the Department of History. Kent State students will gain access to archival research materials for research projects, internships and jobs as well as research assistantships for graduate level students.

What's the Big Idea?

Hop on board as Kent State President Todd Diacon engages with Elizabeth Smith-Pryor, associate professor of history with Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, as she conducts research on the impact of the Urban League.

Four men are holding a large check from Ohio History Connection

The development of liquid crystal technology in Northeast Ohio - and specifically at Kent State University - is an important part of the region’s and university’s legacies and ongoing global impact.

The University Library is located in the heart of the Kent State University campus.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Kent State University in the top 20 Best Library and Information Studies Programs in the country in its 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools. Overall, Kent State is recognized in 12 new national rankings in the 2022 edition of Best Graduate Schools, including three specialty rankings.